Basement floors are not like the floors upstairs. Unfortunately many treat them the same. For example when carpet is put in the basement, we see tack strips with nails into the concrete. By using a nail gun into the concrete it will blast an uncontrolled hole into the concrete introducing water and or radon. The proper way to put carpet down in the basement is either to glue the carpet to the floor or pre-drill your holes and put in tap con screws.
Another area that's never dealt with properly is moisture. When you buy a new home you may not be aware if there is a moisture barrier underneath the concrete or not. This is very important when you put down flooring in the basement. If you do not have a proper moisture barrier concrete capillaries will wick moisture into the flooring you put down.
The flooring that people traditionally use upstairs should not be used in a subterranean environment.
Throughout the years we have developed techniques specifically for the basement so that you have many years and decades of enjoyment without worrying about your floors being ruined by mold or mildew occurring because of improper moisture control.
The good news is with today's leading technologies and techniques we have many beautiful and wonderful floors that can be put in the basement that deal with moisture and movement of concrete.
To hear more about this feel free to give us a call for a FREE inspection and estimate. (217) 864-7300
Rick Johnson - Owner Member